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What's Next Boomer Business Summit Announces Programming Details, Keynote Speakers, And More For 2016 Event

01/26/2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- What's Next Boomer Business Summit, the nation's leading annual conference for the boomer and senior markets, is excited to announce programming details for this year's event being held on March 23, 2016, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Industry Leaders Join Forces to Launch National Caregiver Council

10/27/2015

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 27, 2015) - GreatCall Inc., the leading provider of easy-to-use technology for active aging, has brought together leaders of national family caregiver organizations and other experts to form the Caregiver Council. The Council will identify emerging issues that demand attention and support, as well as develop concepts, tools and services that address the needs of family caregivers. Quickly identifying leading resources is a necessity for time-starved caregiver

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Honor™ To Make Caregivers Employees With Benefits

01/21/2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Honor™ (www.JoinHonor.com), the leader in high-quality home care for older adults, today announced a major shift to empower its home care professional workforce. They will now become employees, eligible for benefits—and stock options. This move will enable Honor Care Professionals to provide even better service to Honor's customers.

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The future of caregiving tech is unbelievably large

Is there more caregiving gold in those Silicon Valley hills?  The CES gadget landscape was, on the one hand, rich with cool wearables fitness and smart cars and clothes.  And on the other hand, there were quite a few sessions about health and caregiving, Doctors see a pushy tech industry that isn’t helping them provide better care, never mind without the doctor – though poor healthcare apps could be costly for hospitals. But the biggest the biggest surprise last week was when AARP/Parks Associates released a report about the super-sized, ginormous 'caregiving' tech opportunity in the upcoming period, that is starting now, of 2016-2020.

AARP Announces 5th Annual Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Event

01/06/2016

AARP is pleased today to announce details of its fifth Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch event which will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA. This dual-pitch event is the only one of its kind, bringing together innovative startups pitching before expert judges along with their actual intended end users, consumers whose feedback is gathered and shared real-time. Registration is now open at limited early bird pricing of $199.00 for the full day of content.

How new technology reduces the cost of long-term care

01/05/2016

SAN DIEGO, CA, January 5, 2016 — Independa, a San Diego based software company

dedicated to providing person-centric independent living solutions that support independence as

we age, has released a premium white paper titled “Caregiving at the Crossroads | A proven

case for change: Using technology to reduce the cost of long term care” exploring the

challenges agencies and caregivers face as Baby Boomers age.

Need for integrated, cost-effective care

“Caring for our aging loved ones is incredibly costly and time-consuming, both on a personal

Care Angel's Patent-Pending Artificial Intelligent Caregiver, ANGEL, Wins People's Choice Award

12/24/2015
Miami Beach, FL - December 23, 2015 - (Newswire.com)

Accumulating accolades and awards for its innovative approach to caregiving and aging-in-place, Care Angel introduces ANGEL, an intelligent virtual caregiver assistant, and announces its latest honor as winner of the People’s Choice Award at the recent Health Tech Conference.

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What mattered -- blog posts in aging and technology in 2015

2015 was an intriguing year for technology and aging. The market opportunity has become more apparent, as the oldest boomers reached aged 69.  Just for instance: there were multiple age-related fund launches; home care with tech underpinnings began to attract the lemming-like VCs; PERS offerings began to be integrated; speaking to devices (not typing) became increasingly possible; smartphones became tablet alternatives; senior housing organizations attempted re-branding of their offerings, likely to better match boomerdom. As we get closer to 2016 and summarizing key forward-looking trends, consider blog posts from 2015.

November will matter for Caregivers, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes and more

When is a month not just another calendar page? Thanksgiving is not the only festivity in November. It’s the month when PR agencies get to do what they do best – publicize, generate awareness, mobilize media coverage, also known as free content. There’s the laundry list of days to consider.  While October was pretty full of health observance dates, November is also impressive. There's Purple Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month (5 million Americans) not to be confused with World Alzheimer’s Day held September 21 (46 million globally). It’s also National Family Caregiver’s Month (90 million family caregivers) and National Diabetes Month (29 million) and World Diabetes Day (371 million worldwide). Now you see those numbers, now you are aware.

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